Drones are the way of the future. These tiny, remote controlled mini flying machines aren’t just being used for aerial combat—they’re slowly but surely being integrated into every aspect of luxury culture, from VIP bottle service to taking specialized runway photos at Milan Fashion Week. CEO Jeff Bezos even says that his company, Amazon, will soon integrate delivery drones. Here are six of the ways that drones have gone mainstream luxe.
1) The Mansion at Casa Madrona in Sausalito, Calif.offers a bubbly delivery service by drone for those staying in the $10,000 per-night Alexandrite Suite. Guests will receive two bottles of chilled champagne on the 5,000-square-foot suite’s two-tiered deck, which has breathtaking views of Richardson Bay and the San Francisco skyline.The drone service is also available to those who rent out the entire 11-bedroom Mansion for $25,000 a night.
2) Realtors of high-end real estate are using drones to film bird’s eye tours of the their opulent homes and commercial properties. Though these homes are a hit with the agents and their potential buyers, federal regulators are cracking down on their usage, saying the remote controlled aircrafts are illegal for commercial purposes.
3) Andy Samberg and Bill Hader sent an envelope by drone to present the best supporting actress honor to Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
4) A drone made a splash at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas earlier this summer at the special request of a VIP guest who wanted a completely luxe way to experience a day of poolside revelry in Sin City.
5) A drone shot aerial views of the men’s ski slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
6) So chic! A “Drone Cam” was used to hover above the statuesque models strutting down the catwalk at Fendi’s autumn/winter fashion show at Milan Fashion Week.